Our 2015 CCPDA Members Annual Conference was held February 26 & 27, 2015 in Sacramento...

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WHEN:  Wednesday, September 17th, Workshop: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Los Angeles County Planning Department
HOST:  Event Hosted by Richard Bruckner, Los Angeles Regional Planning Department Director


9:00 am Dr. Lucy Jones is a seismologist and public voice for earthquake science and earthquake safety in California. She has been with the US Geological Survey and a Visiting Research Associate at the Seismological Laboratory of Caltech since 1983.  In January 2014, she entered into a partnership on behalf of the USGS with the City of Los Angeles to serve as Seismic Risk Advisor to Mayor Eric Garcetti.

10:00 am  Cecilia V. Estolano is an expert in sustainable economic development and urban revitalization. The many projects she has directed as co-founder of ELP Advisors include advising local governments, non-profits and foundations on redevelopment dissolution and economic revitalization; overseeing research on green infrastructure and job creation in Philadelphia; and managing complex multi-stakeholder processes, including the creation of economic development implementation plans and the LA 2050 visioning project for the Goldhirsh Foundation. Ms. Estolano is a graduate of Boalt Hall School of Law and holds an M.A. in Urban Planning from UCLA.

11:00 am David Grannis, CEO and President of PointC  consulting which focuses on working with public and private clients to find sustainable solutions to land use and transportation challenges. Mr. Grannis, a graduate of USC,  worked for a Councilperson in Los Angeles and founded Planning Company Associated before his involvement with PointC.

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm A short walk around the Civic Center [perhaps including The Grand Ave Park and The Cathedral followed by a tour of The Music Center and Disney Hall

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